Howdy, Nannies Plus Community! Are you ready to bite into all the fall season has to offer?  October is just the beginning! Time to bundle up and explore the East Bay with these fall family events!


Pick a Pumpkin at G & M Farms!

Where: G & M Farms – 487 E Airway Blvd. Livermore, CA 94551

When: Open all of October! Monday through Friday: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Free!


Are you ready to make pumpkin pies or carve jack o’lanterns, Nannies Plus Community?  If so, you simply have to check out G & M Farms in Livermore! Voted Best Seasonal Attraction in the East Bay by Diablo Magazine, G & M Farms has truly lives up to this title.  Their pumpkin patch is wide and inviting, but the festivities don’t stop there! Every weekend, the farm opens up their cow train and pony rides, which your little ones will love.  Parents, you’ll be all over the fresh produce stands and Indian corn! And perhaps your adventurous big kids will feel up for navigating the corn maze, which sprawls over 6 acres!  Whatever your family feels up for, they’ll fall for this fall tradition in the making.  


Don’t be Frightened!  It’s Sulphur Creek’s Unhaunted House!

Where: Sulphur Creek Nature Center – 1801 D St. Hayward, CA 94541

When: Friday, October 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Entrance to the carnival is free, but tickets to the Unhaunted House are $9 each.  Click the link above to pick a time slot and register online.


Nannies Plus community, this is an event you will not want to miss!  You have to check out our placement specialist’s childhood favorite: Sulphur Creek’s Unhaunted House!   Sulphur Creek Nature Center is truly dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation, and teaching little ones about our indigenous species along the way!  Every year, they open up the gates to the center for some Halloween fun.


This year’s theme is Neverland, so your kiddos will be whisked away to the second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning!  Say hello Tink, Peter, and all the Lost Boys! Kids can even feel confident in greeting a villain like Captain Hook will a strong “ahoy!” – because this event is all about friendly characters, whimsy and magic.  You’ll be captivated by the charm of the wooded area, the fire for roasting marshmallows, and all of the sweet animals who participate!


Take note of this inside scoop tips for you, friends!  First of all, remember to buy your tickets to for the Unhaunted House early, because they tend to sell out fairly quickly.  All other carnival festivities are free of charge, and tons of fun! Also, lots of kids like to dress up in their Halloween costumes for the event, which is absolutely welcome.  Just make sure to bring warm jackets, because the area tends to get chilly at night.


Share the Toys Your Littles Have Outgrown at the Rec Room and Toy-Cycle present Toy Swap Pop Up!

Where: 3222 Adeline St. Berkeley, CA 94703

When: October 21st 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Cost: 20% off admission of $10 per kid!


Nannies Plus Community, we know you’re going to love what our friends over at Toy Cycle are doing.  Their mission is to help make playing less wasteful!  They’ve created a platform for exchanging toys online, but at this Rec Room event, the benefits of toy swapping will come to life.  Much like the autumn leaves falling, shake off what you no longer need to make space for new toys.  Your babes will learn all about sharing, and they can spend the day exploring the Rec Room space after the swap!  Parental win.


Honor Your Loved Ones at OMCA’s Dia de los Muertos Festival!

Where: OMCA Gardens – 1000 Oak St. Oakland, CA 94607

When: Sunday, October 21st – 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: General Admission – $15.95, Kids 8 & Under – $6.95 (See the website for further details!)


Swing by the Oakland Museum of California for the 24th annual Dia de los Muertos, or Days of the Dead, festival!  This beautiful celebration is an incredibly enriching event. Fill up on tasty traditional Mexican foods, marvel at the museum’s display of ornate ofrendas, and enjoy the entertainment!  On the garden stage, Fuego Nuevo Ballet Folklorico of San Jose will perform at 1:00 p.m., and Mariachi Los Cachorros from San Pablo will take over at 1:45 p.m.  Don’t forget to be extra careful bringing home your decorated calaveras, or sugar skulls – they’re very fragile! We recommend ending the night at home, watching Disney’s Coco, to continue to educate your little ones about Mexican culture in fun, new ways.